The Wi-Fi option for the device also includes a Bluetooth 4.0 LE module. Support for Bluetooth is provided by the BlueZ project. BlueZ has support for many different profiles for HID, A2DP, and many more. Refer to the BlueZ documentation for more information. Please see our BLE Examples page for information on installing the latest BlueZ release, getting started, and using demo applications.
To connect this to 'bluez' the Bluetooth device needs to be initialized and set up. The "BT_EN" pin needs to be pulsed, then 'hciattach' is used to connect to the device and set it up as an HCI interface:
# Install bluez if it is not already present apt-get update apt-get install bluez bluez-tools # Loads firmware for the wifi+BT module ifconfig wlan0 up echo 237 > /sys/class/gpio/export echo low > /sys/class/gpio/gpio237/direction echo high > /sys/class/gpio/gpio237/direction sleep .1 hciattach /dev/ttymxc1 texas 3000000 hciconfig hci0 up
Once this is loaded, it is possible to scan for nearby devices:
This will return a list of devices such as:
14:74:11:A1:1E:C9 BlackBerry 8530
Bluez has support for many different profiles for HID, A2DP, and many more. Refer to the Bluez documentation for more information.